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Master Craftswoman of Crochet in Porec, Istria


Matthew Contributed to the People at Work Series

Photo Credit:  Matthew S. McGrath

Porec, Istria, Croatia.   Summer 2008. While visiting Matthew we drove to Istria from Zagreb and had many adventures.  I bought the large pink doily and some of the little pieces for the women in my knitting group from the same timeframe.   I declared her Master Craftswoman of Crochet and not sure if there are various levels but was thinking along the lines of say, Master Gardener.  But then Master could sound masculine so added the Craftswoman part.  Another post I will show you her kitchen that I photographed. She invited us in. I wish I had purchased a few more items when there.   Photographed by Matthew S. McGrath. (I was in the original photograph but I cropped myself out!)

12 responses

  1. Beth

    How about Mistress Craftwoman. Very nice.


    September 23, 2011 at 7:16 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    Those doilies are beautiful and the picture shows her pride. I love it.


    September 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

  3. Vincie

    I have one of her beatiful doilies on my coffee table!


    September 23, 2011 at 8:09 am

  4. Crocheting has always been a mystery to me -one needle, a piece of yarn and this incredible piece of art appears


    September 23, 2011 at 8:30 am

  5. Great shot, makes me think of the lacemakers in Venice on the island of Burano.


    September 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

    • I immediately thought “Italy” too! Funny. :)


      September 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

  6. I would absolutely call her a master at her craft – wow!


    September 23, 2011 at 9:12 am

  7. erica

    She is as beautiful as her crochet! Wonderful pick for your “series.”


    September 23, 2011 at 10:25 am

  8. Toni

    Makes me think of the lace makers in Brugge, Belgium. Talent everywhere!
    Like others, love the pride in this face!


    September 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

  9. Marlen

    My grandmother made me one just like the one in the upper left hand corner. What a talent. Wish I could crochet like that.


    September 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

  10. What an unbelievable talent! I was fortunate enough to watch a few women create lace while visiting Bruges. The image in my mind is one that I’ll never forget. Thank you fo sharing this with us.


    September 23, 2011 at 12:27 pm

  11. for sure a Master Craftswoman of Crochet


    September 28, 2011 at 10:45 am

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